Ernesto Valverde SACKED! Why Barcelona's move is 'a little harsh' | La Liga

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  • Published: 13 January 2020
  • After months of speculation, Barcelona has sacked Ernesto Valverde, despite the club being at the top of the La Liga table and in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol reacts to the decision and ponders the influence of the club’s star players like Lionel Messi.

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  • Mohammad Hamed
    Mohammad Hamed  1 weeks back

    These idiots don’t know anything ab Barça stick with the epl😂😂

    • timothy limont
      timothy limont  2 weeks back

      Its not cause of the super copa, that just added enough to tip the bucket over.. roma, liverpool, valencia, atletico madrid.. he bottled 4 different tounements. 2 of them we had a 3 goal lead🤦🏽‍♂️

      • AtharvFCB
        AtharvFCB  2 weeks back

        They criticized him all day long every day. Now he's sacked, and they say it's harsh! These are stupid af!

        • DS1- Football Gaming
          DS1- Football Gaming  2 weeks back

          Steve Nicol stfu. Valverde will be respected for his trophies but Roma, Liverpool, Valencia, Atletico, were all potential trophies that weren't won. If you watched Setién's presentation, President Bartomeu said the club needed a new dynamic. So your results only mentality should stick to your English and MLS ridden brain. Maybe it's harsh but it had to be done sooner or later for the good of the club, we have been made a meme because of our humiliations. Sacking him was for a fresh start. Thanks Valverde for what you did and it may have been harsh but it had to be done, Goodbye Ernesto. Hello Quique!!!

          • Camilo Molina
            Camilo Molina  2 weeks back

            Yet just a few weeks ago they were calling for Valverde to get sacked.... Poor punditry...

            • ALDI THE FROG
              ALDI THE FROG  2 weeks back

              Every team is sacking managers now a days, Madrid sacks 3 managers in one year and no one cares
              Barça finally sacks a manager since 2003 and it’s harsh??? Okayyyy 😂

              • Fanatickhan
                Fanatickhan  2 weeks back

                Feels like a dream this sob finally left my club. Thx for nothing Valverde!

                • Dimitri Jeet
                  Dimitri Jeet  2 weeks back

                  Roma...Liverpool...La Liga bottom table teams...Anti Barca philosophy...Not trusting La Masia and youth players...Playing players out of position...Destroyed Coutinho mentality...list goes on and on.....

                  • Dimitri Jeet
                    Dimitri Jeet  2 weeks back

                    Valverde was always on borrowed time. He did not get fired because of only the Super Cup loss. A snowballing effect of unentertaining football, wins heavily dependent on Messi individualism and sheer non existence of any solid football philosophy got EV sacked. Come on ESPN FC...you know this...

                    • B1ODIN
                      B1ODIN  2 weeks back

                      Last weeks: valverde needs to get sacked!!!
                      When he gets sacked: a little harsh loll

                      • alan duncan
                        alan duncan  2 weeks back

                        The team is only as good as the players. It's foolish to suggest the manager is the problem. Football is a very intuitive game. Valverde doesn't have a Xavi or an Iniesta or a Neymar. He has de Jong who has provided nothing from midfield. 2 assists when you got Messi playing in front of you. Not good enough! Griezmann playing on the left, it's like he's inside-out on his weaker foot. Coutinho offered more than Griezmann from the left side. The team lacks balance. Mismanagement of funds more than anything.

                        • Ryan lex
                          Ryan lex  2 weeks back

                          Uk media is having a meltdown HAHAHAHAH😂😂

                          • Wladislav
                            Wladislav  2 weeks back

                            I would like to see a discussion about Bartomeu's role and responsibility in the woes at Barcelona.

                            • SPORTS ANALYSIS 6
                              SPORTS ANALYSIS 6  2 weeks back

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                              • LOL
                                LOL  2 weeks back

                                they collapse against PSG, and then the next year they collapse against Roma, that alone should have got him sacked, cause its clear he didnt do anything, then they collapse against liverpool, so clearly he did nothing tactically. He added nothing, they won the league because messi scores 50+ goals, valverde is just there, he doesnt offer anything

                                • Paul Ikehi
                                  Paul Ikehi  2 weeks back

                                  Are you guys kidding me, a little harsh? Valverde was about to destroy the career of some players

                                  • Jack Screw
                                    Jack Screw  2 weeks back

                                    He s a fool

                                    • Lightsout Gh
                                      Lightsout Gh  2 weeks back

                                      Valverde been sacked has been long overdue. he is doing nothing taking 42 million a year while kids starve in Africa.

                                      • Ulises Carmona
                                        Ulises Carmona  2 weeks back

                                        I wanted him to get a contract extension. Hala Madrid

                                        • Go Forex
                                          Go Forex  2 weeks back

                                          Someone tell me, what can of weed does these ESPN guys smoke, particularly that clown, Steve before they sit in that studio? You guys have being demanding valvade's sack for months and now you gat the guts to call his sack "a little hash" ? What a foul play! You wait sooner than later I will buy the ESPN corporation and the first thing I will do will be to sack all of you from that platform then you will really feel what it means to be sacked from your job. Shallow minded fellows. Y'all sucks! B**S***t

                                          • Viola Chiwara
                                            Viola Chiwara  2 weeks back

                                            I swear I keep watching but these ESPN pundits are a joke. This season alone how many coaches have been sacked across all leagues, why is Valverdes sacking such a big deal. Valverde has been boring and Barcelona has never been boring. It's not all about results of it is why even bother watching football we can jus wait to look at ur phone for the final score.

                                            • SpectralzTM
                                              SpectralzTM  2 weeks back

                                              Steve is a complete dumbass(in this video). He always says Valverde needs to leave and now after he is gone, he says that it’s unfair. He thinks we don’t like him because he is not similar to Guardiolas Barcelona. No. It’s because he has made the club worse. The team plays in a boring style and can’t handle pressure. Valverde couldn’t coach Barcelona and that is unarguable.

                                              • Modern Soccer
                                                Modern Soccer  2 weeks back

                                                Valverde this, that. what people forgets is that, the so called smaller sides have narrowed the gap so its very uncommon for the big clubs to get outplayed. most kids are overhyped and you can find tons at Barca. Overhyped wonder kids that has nothing on the old tiki taka Barca. its a shame how fans push coaches out now a days

                                                • outsiderdf
                                                  outsiderdf  2 weeks back

                                                  Its not harsh, considering the UCL exits the last two years, he should have never started the season.

                                                  • small talks
                                                    small talks  2 weeks back

                                                    Well what do you know
                                                    Steve Nicol has no clue of what's going on

                                                    • Don Jon
                                                      Don Jon  2 weeks back

                                                      You knobheads planted the seed saying should he get the sack a few weeks ago .. l think you 2 should get the sack😆

                                                      • Siddharth Jeswani
                                                        Siddharth Jeswani  2 weeks back

                                                        You guys have bipolar disease I guess.

                                                        • Sammy727
                                                          Sammy727  2 weeks back

                                                          Ernesto lowkey looks like one of my tutors

                                                          • Ameer Srhan
                                                            Ameer Srhan  2 weeks back

                                                            Little harsh !!? .. bruh this man is talking nonsense .. we lost two times in the ucl 3-0 and 4-0 lost to Atletico i can't remember the last time we lost to them before and we lost copa del rey final.. what are you on abouttt??? Barcelona should be waaaayyy better than this especially when they perform away . Little harsh . ! Sit down ! .

                                                            • Larry Ousman
                                                              Larry Ousman  2 weeks back

                                                              Unfortunately he could not improve the team's defensive showing.

                                                              • GreenFace Vault
                                                                GreenFace Vault  2 weeks back

                                                                They can try to hide and not admit the real reason: They envy Madrid's achievements. They undisputably rule La Liga, but the fact is the world medias saw the achievements as not interesting enough, compared to Madrid's.

                                                                Season after season they've won the League, and season after season Madrid "stole" the spotlight. Something should be done, and it started with Valverde's sacking. Poor guy 😧

                                                                • New me new me
                                                                  New me new me  2 weeks back

                                                                  I would miss valverede
                                                                  He's a wonderful coach
                                                                  I would pick only pep ahead of him...
                                                                  He's quit thats why fans tought he's a bad coach...

                                                                  • Raphael Frank
                                                                    Raphael Frank  2 weeks back

                                                                    If liverpool was going through the same problem steve would have want them to sack ther coach

                                                                    • Addie 784
                                                                      Addie 784  2 weeks back

                                                                      2 face lol. They wanted him out, now that he's out he thinks it's harsh. We need a tactician bro. We have talented players and the best player hence our reason for getting results. You gotta be kidding me Stevie !

                                                                      • mnd_control1990
                                                                        mnd_control1990  2 weeks back

                                                                        Maybe Vidal can finally get all the playing time he deserves

                                                                        • R R
                                                                          R R  2 weeks back

                                                                          What is Steve on? As a person who despises Barcelona, I so wanted Valverde to stay because the team played horribly. Yes, they’re in the top of the league and in the knockout rounds of the UCL, but they weren’t going to be there for long. They were playing horrible football and their luck was going to run out.

                                                                          • Shaksham Sharma
                                                                            Shaksham Sharma  2 weeks back

                                                                            The reason why Valverde was sacked because we dont worry about trophies but how we play, every game we were playing shambles, we weren't looking confident, we had no tactics and and we bottles ucls 2 years in a row, although we won 4 domestic trophies, our play style was horrific.

                                                                            • Travis Travis
                                                                              Travis Travis  2 weeks back

                                                                              Pessi is the issue not that manager.

                                                                              • oshoke joseph
                                                                                oshoke joseph  2 weeks back

                                                                                Valverde, was killing Barcelona slowly. He was an embarrassment to Barcelona.

                                                                                • Bshjskisfsjsiuz
                                                                                  Bshjskisfsjsiuz  2 weeks back

                                                                                  In 2 years-

                                                                                  2 La Liga.
                                                                                  1 Copa Del Rey.
                                                                                  1 Spanish Super Cup.
                                                                                  Got us to a UCL Quarter and Semi final two years in a row.

                                                                                  He needed to go, but he wasn’t horrible. He’d be a perfect fit for a mid tier/relegation worthy team.

                                                                                  • ataladin 87
                                                                                    ataladin 87  2 weeks back

                                                                                    AT LAAAAAST

                                                                                    • sre11
                                                                                      sre11  2 weeks back

                                                                                      442oons:SACKED IN THE MORING
                                                                                      SACKED IN THE MORING
                                                                                      SACKED IN THE MORING

                                                                                      • Dejan Scepovic
                                                                                        Dejan Scepovic  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Pep has set the bar so high at Barcelona that anything less than that is considered bad it’s not entirely Valverde’s fault.

                                                                                        • Robar & Stefan
                                                                                          Robar & Stefan  2 weeks back

                                                                                          A little harsh? You crazy?

                                                                                          • Cool Nasty
                                                                                            Cool Nasty  2 weeks back

                                                                                            A little harsh? We bottled semifinals like everytime

                                                                                            • Nina
                                                                                              Nina  2 weeks back

                                                                                              I wonder who Messi fans will blame next

                                                                                              • Luis Archbold
                                                                                                Luis Archbold  2 weeks back

                                                                                                You kind of don’t understand Barcelona philosophy... we didn’t sacked Valverde because he lost the supercup. We sacked heim because the feeling and the sensation of the GAME wasn’t good. And some players didn’t respect are philosophy(PIQUE) and played it all...
                                                                                                Time to change.
                                                                                                If we loose playing Barcelona way, Ajax way CRUYFF WAY... we will support to the end.
                                                                                                But Anfiel way?? Sacked sacked sacked.

                                                                                                • Gabriel Guerrero
                                                                                                  Gabriel Guerrero  2 weeks back

                                                                                                  0:41 the team would have won those without a manager